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Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2002 09:57:40 +0000
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Subject: Morrissey's Kit's Law wins U.S. Alex Award

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  September 4, 2002

  Kit's Law by Donna Morrissey wins U.S. Alex Award


  Kit's Law by Donna Morrissey is a winner of the Alex Award. It was
  chosen as one of the ten best adult books deemed relevant and
  significant to young adult readers. The Alex winners are selected by
  a Committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association of the
  American Library Association. It honours the distinguished librarian
  Margaret Alexander Edwards who believed teenagers should have the
  full run of the library - with help and direction.

  The Alex Awards were created to recognize that more teens enjoy and
  often prefer books written for adults, and to assist librarians in
  recommending adult books that appeal to teens. The Alex Awards are
  announced at the ALA annual conference, this year held in Atlanta,
  and are part of the Adult Books for Young Adults project. In
  addition to selecting titles for the highly-prized Alex Awards, the
  project presents a program for a sustained, systematic examination
  of the role of adult books in the lives of young adult readers with
  special attention to publishing, marketing and reading guidance.

  Kit's Law is published in the U.S. by Houghton Mifflin which will
  release Donna Morrissey's second novel, Downhill Chance in 2003.
  Kit's Law is currently in its 12th printing in Canada where it was
  initially released in1999. Morrissey is published in Britain by
  Hodder & Stoughton. Kit's Law has been purchased for translation in
  German by Diana, by Forum in Swedish, and by Aoyoma in Japanese.
  Donna is currently at work on her third novel, Rocking Her Babies,
  due to be published Penguin Canada in 2004.


  The prize includes an engraved bronze medal.

  -30-

  For further information, please contact:
  Jane Buss, WFNS 902-423-8116, or
  Beverley Slopen Literary Agency
  131 Bloor St. W., #711,
  Toronto, Canada M5S 1S3
  Telephone 416-964 9598 Fax 416-921 7726

  Jane Buss, Executive Director, WFNS 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax B3H
  4P7 902-423-8116 Fax 902-422-0881 www.writers.ns.ca [WFNS does NOT
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